|Smith Ballew Radio Broadcast|
SMITH BALLEW Don't know much about the particulars of the interviews. Took place in Texas, perhaps in the mid to late 1960s and on at least two separate dates and locations (Temple U. being one). Smith reminisces with a couple of fellows. They chat a bit about specifics and then spin a few 78s they've just been talking about. This is paired down from the original tape, with just one song between each bit of talking...
Keywords: Smith Ballew; Seger Ellis; Radio Broadcast; ballew; jazz age; crooner; crooners; Big Band; 1920s; 78rpm; Orchestra
|AFRS 49 Yank Bandstand Dick Jurgens Camp Pendleton 01 15 45|
All Transcriptions are from the USS Bostwick DE-103 WWII, all discs are still in the original shipping container. Some of these shows are unavailable anywhere.I'll post more here as get them encoded.I hope everyone can enjoy these historic shows.
Keywords: OTR; WWII; AFRS; Comedy; Big Band; Swing; Jazz; Bill Boyd; Bob Wills; Mail Call; Yank Bandstand; At Ease; Comedy Caravan; Melody Round-Up; Showtime; Jubilee; One Night Stand
Downloads: 1,066 (1 review)
The Army was the original source of the V-Disc records, with their first being issued in October of 1943.The Army’s V-Disc project provided a monthly 'care' package of music specially recorded for troops overseas. Soldiers fighting a far-flung war welcomed these musical snapshots of life back home.The V-Disc project actually began in June 1941, six months before the United States' involvement in World War II, when Captain Howard Bronson was assigned to the Army's Recreation and Welfare Secti...
Keywords: WWII; Bing Crosby; AFRS; OTR; Glenn Miller; Dick Haymes; Spike Jones; Lena Horne; Dinah Shore; Eddie Cantor; Tommy Dorsey; Frank Sinatra; Johnny Mercer; Bob Hope; Jazz; Big Band; Swing
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The biggest names in Hollywood and Broadway recorded for AFRS during the war years, The American Forces Network can trace its origins back to May 26, 1942, when the War Department established the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS). The U.S. Army began broadcasting from London during World War II, using equipment and studio facilities borrowed from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The first transmission to U.S...
Keywords: AFRS; OTR; GI Jive; Count Bassie; Benny Goodman; Jimmy Dorsey; Johnny Mercer; Helen Forrest; Dick Haymes; Suspense; Jubilee; At Ease; Louis Armstrong; Yank Bandstand; Swingtime; This Is The Story; Edith Barrett; Lionel Barrymore; Bartlett and RobertsonJoan Edwards; Hymns From Home; Glenn Miller; Big Band; Jazz; WWII